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1,000 Refugees, Migrants Rescued Off Italy, UN Reports

Italy's coast guard has rescued about 1,000 refugees and migrants off the country's southern tip, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. Thursday's rescue operation, one of the largest on the Mediterranean Sea, was coordinated by the European border management agency, Frontex. In one operation, the U.N. refugee agency said, some 500 people were rescued off Sicily, southeast of Cape Passero. It said the people crammed into two fishing boats had departed several days ago from...

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